Critical Thinking for Human Development

Mehrzad Manuel Ferdows
3 min readApr 21, 2021

Mehrzad Ferdows has given an address on the importance of implementing critical thinking skills to enhance growth

Mehrzad Ferdows defined that critical thinking is an essential aspect of growth in every culture. It’s the ability of human being to analyze his thoughts, this qualification helps individual to evaluate and analyze their thoughts and benchmark with the best practices. Critical thinking is a technique to enhance the quality of professional and living criteria’s. Critical thinking is the ability of a person to think independently and flexibly. Opposing to its connotation, critical thinking does not connote criticism or fault finding. Those who foster critical thinking will become victorious. Societies having people with Critical thinking state of mind will achieve progress and enhancement. Critical thinking is perpetual process and self-directed judgment that is attained through understanding, investigation, appraisal and extrapolation. Critical thinking principals to enthusiasm to learn, problem-solving skills, decision-making and creativity.

On the other hand, our brain fundamentally has two aspects: the judgmental brain, which analyzes, compares, and selects, and the creative brain, which visualizes, predicts, and generates ideas, is to help enlighten the judiciary. One of the hallmarks of creative people is having critical thinking.

Mehrzad Ferdows, reiterated that creativity in the manufacturing process and production and criticism will lead the evaluation and judgment process. “A vigorous and dynamic mind will have both production and good judgment.” In fact, a developed mind evaluates what it creates, so it can be argued that the critical component is creativity, because when involved in the production of quality thought, the mind must simultaneously produce, evaluate, judge and conclude.

Mehrzad Ferdows put it further that creative thinking and critical thinking have tremendous role in solving more problems which requires both types of thinking. In fact, creativity is not just about coming up with different solutions to a problem, it is about coming up with better solutions, and that requires critical judgment. He errs in distinguishing between critical thinking and creativity, and sees this separation as extreme simplification.

Mehrzad Ferdows reiterated ideal critical thinking for searching, thoughtful outputs, honest reasoning, open mindedness, flexibility, fairness in evaluation, honesty in dealing with individual biases, prudent judgment, reconsideration, clarity in topics recognizes systematicity in complex subjects, effort in seeking relevant information, reasoning in choosing criteria, focusing on searching, and insisting on finding research results. Motivation for high level development, great curiosity, power of expression, self-sufficiency, critical thinking, high motivation, vast knowledge, passion and feeling, beauty, influencing others and great interest in order, perseverance and discipline in work, independence and thinking intuition is a characteristic of creative people.

Mehrzad Ferdows contributed that divergent thinking consists of several factors, the most important of which are fluidity, flexibility and novelty. Creativity is one of the most prominent cognitive abilities and one of the most beautiful manifestations of divergent thinking. These human characteristics play a very important role in innovation and solving human problems. Convergent thinking is related to intelligence, but divergent thinking is an important feature of creativity. These two aspects of thinking are the two main aspects of human thinking. In convergent thinking, the result of thinking is already known, that is, there is always a correct answer. But the result of divergent thinking is a large number of answers, each of which seems logically correct.

To sum up, Mehrzad Ferdows concluded that our future is subject to digital transformation, information technology, creativity, and innovation. Critical thinking is essential for our fast-growing economies, to resolve problems as quickly and as effectively as possible.

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